Marilyn Smith / Development Director
Creative Learning Academy
Marilyn works diligently while managing events, handling social media accounts, coordinating all fundraising and development efforts such as campaigns and advertising and other public relations and marketing initiatives to expand the community’s knowledge of CLA’s mission and values. Marilyn received her Bachelors of Arts in Mass Communications & Journalism as well as a minor in Spanish at the University of Southern Mississippi. Her past experience includes working as a Promotions Producer at WEAR-TV.
Students Love our School. Parents Love Our Results.
Creative Learning Academy is the preeminent college-preparatory school for preschool through 8th grade students. CLA is accredited by the SACS-CASI, Florida Council of Independent Schools, and the Florida Kindergarten Council. Our mission is to nurture and strengthen each child’s foundation of academic excellence, creativity, independence and integrity in a culturally enriched community.
The school curriculum is advanced, comprehensive, and enriched with music, art, technology, library science, physical education, and Spanish. There are additional courses in Middle School, such as geometry, health, creative writing, research skills, and yearbook. Many after school activities are available.
CLA faculty are dedicated, caring, and well qualified. Each teacher instructs in his/her educational field of study. Our Pre-primary Program is led by Montessori certified teachers.
- 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. for Preprimary
- 8:00 a.m. – 2:50 p.m. for Kindergarten through eighth grade
- The CLA After School Program is available each day until 6:00 p.m. ($6.00 per hour fee)
- Early morning care from 7:20 a.m. to 7:50 a.m. in the gym (complimentary supervision- NO FEE)
As a leading college-preparatory school in Pensacola, CLA strives to enroll a maximum of 16 students in each preprimary class, a maximum of 20 students in Lower School classes (kindergarten through fourth grade) and 22 in middle school (5th-8th grade) classes.
Need-based financial aid is available to students each year. It is our intent that no qualified student will be denied a CLA education simply based on financial considerations.
We invite you to visit our campus and discover the difference a CLA education will make in the life of your child! Please visit our Admissions page and contact Dominick Giombetti, Director of Admissions, at 850-432-1768 or firstname.lastname@example.org.